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SB 900: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Child Welfare; Expanding the list of entities that have access to child abuse records; revising the authority of the Department of Children and Families to review reports for the purpose of employment screening; revising requirements for certain employees of residential group homes; requiring assessments to be completed if the total number of children in a family foster home will exceed six, excluding the family’s own children, before placement of a child in a family foster home, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Messages; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 96 (Ch. 2021-170)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/28/2021 Senate • Filed
2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 102
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 101
3/11/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/16/21, 12:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
3/16/2021 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 270
3/17/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
4/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/08/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/8/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 408
• Now in Appropriations
4/14/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/19/2021 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -SJ 472
4/20/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/22/21 -SJ 642
4/22/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 639
• Amendment(s) adopted (633404) -SJ 639
• Read 3rd time -SJ 639
• Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 639
4/22/2021 House • In Messages
4/30/2021 House • Died in Messages; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 96 (Ch. 2021-170)